Wednesday, July 30

Baby #2, 34 Weeks

Craving - I have to say being down here in Newport is every prego's dream.  I have been heavily enjoying Cafe Rio salads almost daily.  I drench my lettuce and tortilla in their heavenly dressing.  I have also made a rash decision to give up Diet Coke, will see how long that lasts.  Sprinkles, Pink Berry and more macaroons will be making their way onto my list this week.
Sleep - It has been rough not sleeping in my own bed, but the fresh ocean breeze has been nice to fall asleep to.  Getting out of bed to use the restroom is not pretty.  I seriously have to roll out of bed.
Movement - Baby girl still loves to move like crazy.  It's fun because other people can now see her movement at a quick glance.  I giggle when I look down at my lopsided belly.
Missing - Still missing being able to bend over.  It is getting more and more difficult to even pull myself off of the couch and it makes me sad, but it is getting really hard to carry P around.
Belly Button - Half in half out.  It's quite a site to see. You can see it peeking out in most of my shirts.
Maternity Clothes - Of course!  I feel like I have doubled in size since getting down here to Newport.  All of my clothes are getting a little snug.
Stretch Marks - Still no stretch marks.  I keep waiting for them to appear, from the pain I feel from my ever stretching belly.
Swelling - The beach has increased my swelling, but luckily it goes back to normal in the night.  If I can keep out of the heat I am golden.
Symptoms - My braxton hicks have seemed to go away, but the baby resting on my sciatic nerve has increased.  I can't walk far without a shock shooting down my leg.  I'm sure people behind me figure I am going into labor from the yelp I let out, each time it happens.
Overall Mood - I am so thankful to be pregnant and for the opportunity to bring another baby into this world, but as the weeks go on I am getting more and more excited to have her in my arms.  I have felt a big swing in my mood.... poor Tyson.  I think the stress of moving and trying to get everything ready about did me in.  Thankfully we have had this vacation to unwind and enjoy quality time as a family, with no projects to get done.
Looking forward to - I am truly just enjoying the moment!
Highlight of the week - Being in Newport with my family.
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Newport Family Night

One of my favorite traditions that we do when coming down to the beach every year, is roasting mallows by the fire and listening to Tyson's uncle Craig play his guitar.  P loves the playground that is right next to the fire pits.  She goes up and down the slides over and over again yelling "moore, moore."

This year we had to rush the festivities because apparently you are only allowed to burn charcoal.  Luckily the officer was kind enough to give us ten minutes to get our roast on.  After singing a few songs a few of us rushed off to watch the Finale of the Bachelorette.  Why do I love that show so much!?!?  

^^^ John stepped up and took the task of manning the fire. ^^^

^^^ P's first bite of heaven. ^^^

^^^ The most handsome little guy around. ^^^

^^^ I feel so lucky to call him mine. ^^^

^^^ Kissing cousins. ^^^

^^^ She is beyond obsessed with her grandpa. ^^^

^^^ My beautiful sis and BIL. ^^^

^^^ P wants to be swung at every given moment.  She will collapse her knees and lean back until we get a swinging. ^^^

^^^ Yes I love him so. ^^^

^^^ The two that make everything possible. ^^^

^^^ If only you could hear the sounds behind her pointing.  She notices every airplane and helicopter. ^^^

 It is crazy to look back on last year and see how much everybody has changed.  
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Newport Beach 2014

I have been enjoying every second of our annual Newport Beach vacation.  This year has been especially fun having a toddler.  Penelope has thoroughly been enjoying the sand and water.  Our poor shower is covered from top to bottom in sand.  We have spent the majority of our time soaking up the sun and enjoying our time together, seeing as this is our last vacation as a family of three.  Anytime I get sad about this, I just imagine our two girls playing together next year and my worries trickle away.

^^^ No lie, she can't get enough of the sand. ^^^

^^^ I couldn't get over our friends little boy in his Ray Bans. ^^^

^^^ My little monkey wasn't sure about the cool water. ^^^

^^^ All we have to say now is "SAY CHEESE," and P quickly whips out the sweetest grin. ^^^

This is hands down my favorite vacation!
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